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Stop by our Youth Photography Traveling Exhibition!

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Last summer, Wide Angle Youth Media’s Youth Photography Traveling Exhibit partnered with the Enoch Pratt Free Library to provide Baltimore city youth the opportunity to create photographic portaits of themselves and their community. We are proud to announce that through support from the Pratt Contemporaries, the work is on display as part of a traveling showcase throughout June.

We hope you can join us in celebrating the creativity of our city’s youth!

The photos will be at each branch as scheduled:

Govans Branch
Displayed May 5th-16th, reception is May 5th at 4pm

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch
Displayed May 4th-16th, reception is May 13th at 4pm

Reisterstown Road Branch
Displayed June 1st-13th, reception is June 3rd at 4pm

Herring Run Branch
Displayed June 1st-13th, reception is June 9th at 4pm

Forest Park Branch
Displayed June 1st-13th, reception is June 13th at 4pm

Posted May 12th, 2015 in Blog, Homepage, News, Uncategorized by waym
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A Letter

In Spring 2015, middle school students from Wide Angle’s Baltimore Speaks Out! program at the Herring Run branch of The Enoch Pratt Library System explored the importance of security for youth across the nation.

Youth Producers: Mikayla Curtis, Khloe Ellis, Don Egeonu. Assistant Youth Producers: Alise Little, Corey Williams, Anthony Revel, Sam Mark, Kelis Jackson, Charles Glenn, Keith Glenn, Dianna Scott, Deanna Scott and Nachelle Moore.

Music:
“Whispering Through” by Asura
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“Like Bacon Sundays” by Luc
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Posted May 7th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

In Fall 2014, middle school students from Wide Angle’s Baltimore Speaks Out! program at the Herring Run branch of The Enoch Pratt Library System explored the impact of materialism and consumerism on young people.

Youth Producers: Mikayla Z. Curtis, Don C. Egeonu, Nisha C. Jackson, Samuel I. Mark, Kiyanah A. Molenar, Nachelle A. Moore, Nickole Moore, Oluwasefunmi Oluwafemi, Ayooluwakiitan Oluwafemi, Destianey E. Jenkins, Mykayla D. Taylor, Corey T. Williams. Assistant Youth Producers: Danira T. Bernard, Brandon M. Grimes Jr., Trinity Michelle Mcinnis, Aiyonna Mary Mcinnis, Tikiyah Denise Molenar, Delroy I. Richardson, Charles Thomas, Keith Thomas, Jessica P. Wilson.

Posted May 7th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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A Teen’s Dream

Ricardo Amparo, a senior in Baltimore City and Youth Producer for our Mentoring Video Project, shares his views for a healthier, happier city for young people in Baltimore. Made in partnership with DB Productions and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a workshop at TED2015.

Originally debuted online here: rwjf.org/en/culture-of-health/2015/03/a_ted_dare_here_sr.html

 

Posted May 7th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Community Volunteer Opportunity

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8-10 Volunteers Needed for Mural Painting Days!

Looking for a fun, memorable way to get involved with Wide Angle Youth Media? Join us for a Community Paint Day this May!

We need 8-10 volunteers to assist with each of our upcoming Community Paint Days at the 29th Street Community Center. Not a painter? No problem – volunteers will be asked to assist with:

  • participant sign-in
  • overseeing music/audio equipment
  • passing out food
  • helping community members paint

Who: 8-10 teens and adults, painting experience helpful but not necessary.
When: Saturday May 2, 2015 and Saturday May 9, 2015, 12:00 – 4:00.
Where: 29th Street Community Center (300 E 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21218)
How: Contact moira@ wideanglemedia.org to reserve a spot and get more details.

Posted April 15th, 2015 in Blog, Homepage, News by waym
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Second Chances: A Screening and Discussion at Loyola University

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UPDATE: SOLD OUT!

On April 22, the Center for Innovation in Urban Education at Loyola University Maryland will host a free screening of Second Chances, a documentary created by Wide Angle Youth Media in partnership with Open Society Institute – Baltimore.

Second Chances explores the various methods Maryland educators are using to reduce the numbers of out of school suspensions – such as more involved methods of conflict resolution, a way to reflect on the behaviors that lead to suspension, or by implementing restorative practices. It studies how adverse childhood experiences often influence a student’s behavior and how likely they are to be suspended, as well as how to go about effectively addressing the hardships they face.

The screening will be followed by a discussion panel. Panelists include:

  • Rosalind Akpaidem, M.A., a teacher for Baltimore City Public Schools, and graduate of Loyola’s Curriculum
  • Dante M. de Tablan, Executive Director, The Ben Franklin Center for Community Schools
  • Laurell Glen, senior at Digital Harbor High School and Wide Angle Youth Media intern
  • Rob Helfenbein, Ph. D., associate dean of the Loyola University Maryland School of Education
  • Ali Smith, co-founder and executive director of Holistic Life Foundation, Inc.
  • Karen Webber-Ndour, J.D., executive director of the Office of Student Support and Safety for Baltimore City Public Schools

A free reception will also precede the screening.

The event will take place In Knott Hall room B03 on April 22 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. More information is available at: http://www.loyola.edu/department/ciue/event/calendar/documentary-viewing

We hope to see you there!

Posted April 8th, 2015 in Blog, Homepage, News by waym
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Munching on Lunch

This video was created by participants in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Patterson Park Public Charter School. Youth producers researched where cafeteria food comes from, federal standards for student meals, and explored ideas on how to keep the food both healthy and tasty.

A special “Thank You!” also goes out to all of the dedicated staff at Patterson Park Public Charter School and Baltimore City Public Schools who provide food and nutrition services to students and who helped to contribute to this video. We appreciate your positive attitudes, hard work, and diligence in ensuring that students are fed healthy, delicious meals every day!

Posted February 12th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

In the Fall of 2014, middle school students from Wide Angle’s Baltimore Speaks Out! program at the Herring Run branch of The Enoch Pratt Library System explored the impact of materialism and consumerism on young people.

Posted February 9th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Uncategorized, Video by waym
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Meet Moira, our new Program Manager!

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Happy New Year from Wide Angle Youth Media! 

2015 is a year of transitions for us, and it is my pleasure to announce that I have recently taken on the role of Program Manager at Wide Angle Youth Media. Many of you may gotten to know me as a Baltimore Speaks Out! instructor or as the Youth Photography Traveling Exhibition Coordinator, but for those I haven’t yet met, please allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Moira Fratantuono, and have worked as a community artist and educator for over 9 years.  I came to Baltimore to pursue a Masters degree in Community Arts at MICA (‘09), and have since worked with several local organizations to address social issues through the arts.  I have also been fortunate to be involved in projects overseas in Honduras, Nicaragua, Vietnam and India. I look forward to drawing upon these experiences as I oversee our current programs and create new partnerships in the Baltimore community.

My transition coincides with a year of physical and programmatic growth for Wide Angle – our office renovations will be complete by early spring, and Sheila Wells, my predecessor, will take on the newly created position of Development and Communications Director!
 
 
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Posted January 15th, 2015 in Blog, Homepage, News by waym
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The Mystery of Media Literacy

Created in the fall of 2014, this video was made by participants in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Reisterstown Road Branch of The Enoch Pratt Free Library . Students used satire to critique sensationalized TV news coverage and examine the importance of media literacy skills. What steps can YOU take to check the facts the next time you see a shocking news headline?

Posted January 12th, 2015 in Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym